Talk:Clochán

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Reference needed[edit]

this type of hut was found in new england in large numbers indicating possible early exploration by culdee monks or early irish settlers...needs to ref thisAnlace 16:25, 25 February 2006 (UTC)

"clochán"[edit]

As I understand it "clochán" means a stone structure, or even a village in some Irish dialects. Its meaning is more general than this.--MacRusgail (talk) 18:56, 8 August 2009 (UTC)

Dubious statement[edit]

Citation needed for proposition that early Irish monks settled in Maine and New Hampshire - highly dubious as it stands.—Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.61.12.142 (talkcontribs) 05:02, 29 December 2009

It is dubious, but I have heard this before, by oral tradition. I believe that early (17th-19th century) European settlers of that area of New England would use materials at hand to build smokehouses and such. They may have known of this style of building from seeing such buildings in their country of origin, or perhaps they had been tought this building craft. I think it is worthy of further research by professional archaeologists. Perhaps they will find that the Clochan were built by the Norse, and not the Irish! Bobkeyes (talk) 20:47, 5 February 2010 (UTC)